Good morning! What day is it? Hump Day, of course. Four weeks to State of the State Day. Partly sunny and 38 degrees in Delmar. There is a west breeze at 10 mph. I think its a pretty pleasant morning, although I still feel slightly under the weather. I guess it’s a winter thing.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 42 degrees at 1pm. Three degrees above normal. West wind 8 to 10 mph. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies with more clouds in the afternoon. The high last year was 44 degrees. The record high of 68 was set in 2001. 12.5 inches of snow fell back in 2003.

The sun will set at 4:22 pm with dusk around 4:53 pm, which is 6 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 41 degrees. There will be a west-southwest breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 9 hours and 10 minutes of daytime, a decrease of one minute and 3 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 30 degrees at 6am. Five degrees above normal. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. In 2016, we had cloudy skies. It got down to 32 degrees. The record low of -7 occurred back in 1901.

Wearing a suit and tie, or as former really awful Syracuse Assemblyman once called it, a politician suit. I just use a dark navy blazer with a matching pants. Comfort is as important to me as looking nice. I don’t care that much if it pays the bills and helps my savings and investment accounts grow. I actually don’t have worry as much about grabbing a pair of stained or ripped jeans when I wear my suit.

Finally got the solder clamp and soldering supplies. I kind of made a mess of the first few joints. I’ve never had a lot of practice soldering small electronics components and that lead free solder is definitely a bit tricky to get to the flow right. It either is a bit too hot or too not flowing at all. I just got to play with it some more. I have solder wick but I think I may want to get a solder sucker to better clean up the solder that has overflowed in parts.

Looking ahead, there are 4 weeks until State of the State Day when the sun will be setting at 4:35 pm with dusk at 5:06 pm. On that day in 2017, we had rain, drizzle, freezing drizzle, mist, cloudy skies and temperatures between 37 and 31 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 31 degrees. We hit a record high of 61 back in 1913.